Eiffel Tower 3D Lenticular – medium signed limited edition silkscreen print in an edition of 10 by the godfather of British Pop Art Sir Peter Blake. Blake returns to the subject of Eiffel Tower (Paris Quartet) with this romantic image. Butterflies have an increasing presence in Blake’s current work inspired equally by his admiration for the work of Damien Hirst (as seen in his solo show ‘Homage 10 x 5’ at Waddington Galleries 2010) and the beauty of the antique butterfly illustrations he finds in his huge collection of printed material.
Sir Peter Blake
Born in 1932 Sir Peter Blake is well known as the Godfather of British Pop Art he produces spectacular original prints, his work crosses all generational divides, and inspires great respect through the art world. Knighted in 2002, an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art his work is represented in major collections throughout the world, Sir Peter Blake truly is a grandee of British Art.
Sir Peter Blake's work reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture, and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings. Many of his works feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours. The works perfectly capture the effervescent and optimistic ethos of the sixties, but are also strikingly fresh and contemporary. Blake is renowned for his connection with the music industry, having produced iconic album covers for the Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who, and Oasis.